Hey Now! Singing Hallelujah!

Hey Now! Singing Hallelujah! (‘Jesus loved people’). Linnea Good* (1962– ).  Linnea Good’s writing is grounded in her involvement in a community’s expression of its faith. ‘Hey Now! Singing Hallelujah!’ (1998) dates from her work at Ryerson United Church in Kerrisdale, Vancouver, and emerges from her work in encouraging young people to explore, question, and express their own faith. It was included in the United Church of Canada supplement to VU, More Voices (2007).  Using a refrain as a starting point, Good invited children to recount stories that they particularly appreciated, set them so that they scanned metrically, and collected them into a five-verse song, each of which evokes...

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